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U.S. Inflation Remains Tame

October 22, 2014 - 12:26pm
Consumer prices rose slightly in September, the latest sign of modest U.S. inflation pressures amid concerns of a global slowdown.

Dallas Nurse's Dog Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

October 22, 2014 - 10:46am
The dog of Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., has tested negative for the virus, according to a statement from the city Wednesday.

Global Growth Woes Threaten to Beset U.S. Economy

October 22, 2014 - 9:07am
Another bout of weakening global growth is buffeting a U.S. economy that has faced five years of uneven growth, raising a crucial question: Can the U.S. pull the rest of the world through a slow patch or will sluggish global growth hobble the recovery?

GOP Works to Improve Targeting of Voters

October 22, 2014 - 8:47am
The Republican National Committee hired a tech guru to develop a unified information hub but will face the midterm election with the goal not yet met.

U.S. Goals Shift in Fight for Kobani

October 22, 2014 - 7:55am
Behind the scenes, top U.S. officials concluded the Syrian city of Kobani had become too symbolically important to lose and they raced to save it.

Louisiana's Mary Landrieu Battles Red Tide

October 22, 2014 - 7:08am
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, crucial to the Democrats’ aim of keeping control of the Senate, is spending the home stretch before November’s vote campaigning more like an anxious challenger than a seasoned lawmaker in her 18th year in office.

U.S. Public Is Jittery Over Ebola Exposure

October 22, 2014 - 6:32am
A wave of fear over Ebola that has prompted schools to close, a university to delay a speech by a West African journalist and flight crew to reportedly panic over a sick passenger could have a damaging impact across the U.S. if it escalates, public-health experts say.

U.S. Limits Flights From Ebola-Stricken Countries

October 22, 2014 - 6:00am
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday will begin limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African countries affected by Ebola to arrival at five U.S. airports.

Johnson & Johnson to Begin Testing Ebola Vaccine in January

October 22, 2014 - 5:45am
Johnson & Johnson said it would begin testing an Ebola-virus vaccine in humans in January and could have 250,000 doses available in May.

Christie Hits Democrats on Minimum Wage

October 21, 2014 - 7:31pm
New Jersey Gov. Christie on Tuesday dismissed President Barack Obama’s focus on income inequality and raising the minimum wage.

Companies Try to Escape Health Law's Penalties

October 21, 2014 - 7:28pm
With the health law’s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law’s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.

Foreign Chefs Get Treat in Court's Visa Ruling

October 21, 2014 - 7:26pm
A federal appeals court served up a treat for diners, ruling that foreign chefs with specialized knowledge acquired through cultural traditions, upbringing or life experience may qualify for visas to work in the U.S.

Military Bases Build Their Own Power Grids

October 21, 2014 - 5:50pm
Fear of hackers, terrorists and natural disasters has the Pentagon pushing construction of independent power grids at military bases across the U.S.

Missouri Governor Announces 'Ferguson Commission'

October 21, 2014 - 4:54pm
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced Tuesday the creation of a regional commission to study and recommend ways to address underlying, systemic inequality in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown.

For More Teens, Arrests Replace School Discipline

October 21, 2014 - 3:49pm
A generation ago, students caught fighting at school, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody. Some communities are trying to reverse the practice.

Terror Suspect Extradited to U.S.

October 21, 2014 - 3:36pm
An alleged British terrorist was extradited to the U.S. to face charges that he helped set up a jihadist training camp in Oregon meant to funnel fighters to al Qaeda.

NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane to Leave Agency

October 21, 2014 - 3:20pm
The chairwoman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that she plans to step down in January, after a two-year run in which she sought to calm the agency amid clashes between her predecessor and the other commissioners.

Revelations of Explicit Emails Inflame Pennsylvania Politics

October 21, 2014 - 12:52pm
Revelations that a trove of sexually explicit emails were shared by members of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office from 2008 to 2012 has roiled the state government.

North Korea Frees American Prisoner

October 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
An American tourist held in North Korea since the spring has been released, U.S. officials said.